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Candeo’s 2018 Wheelchair Basketball Competition was a HUGE success!

This year we hosted 4 teams for our first ever Wheelchair Basketball Competition tournament. Our first game highlighted the athletic abilities of the Grandview University and Drake University football teams. Drake come out on top for the 5th time in Wheelchair Basketball history!

Our second game highlighted our first responders from the Des Moines Fire and Des Moines Police Department. After 4 quarters, the Des Moines Fire came out on top and moved on to the championship game.

After 3 high intense games, Drake succeeded in becoming our grand Champion! Way to go Drake!
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Thank you to all of the players for donating your time and strength, the MC – Rick Herman – for making us laugh, the game caller – Shawn Pitts – for knowing the rules, the refs – Nikki Brock, Kirby Putzier, and Ron Sampson – for keeping everyone in line, and the scoreboard keeper – Justin Putzier – for keeping up with the action. Also, a big shout out to all of the incredibly talented singers and half-time performers, the client speakers for sharing their stories, the volunteers who made the day go off without a hitch, and (most importantly) all who attended and supported this great event! We could not have done it without each and every one of you!

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Christmas Gift Donations

2014 Stoney Creek Makes a Difference!! Imagine the smile on the face of someone who received joy from your generosity on Christmas day. Waking up on Christmas morning, surrounded by loving family and friends, receiving gifts from the people who care about them; these are the holiday experiences of the Candeo clients who are blessed with a rich support system. Not all are so lucky. Some will spend the day just like the other 364 days of the year. We invite you to partner with us in making their holiday a little brighter through the giving of a gift. It...

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Candeo Wheelchair Basketball a Hit!

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For Tickets: Wheelchair Basketball Tickets Adults $10.00 USD Children 3-10 years of age $5.00 USD Children under 2 & under FREE $0.00 USD Or Call (515) 259-8110

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Dine & Shine: Octobor 6, 2016

DATE: Thursday, October 6, 2016 TIME: 6:00 - 10:00pm LOCATION: Proof Restaurant in Des Moines COST: $120 Per Person ​Tickets can be purchased at the event. Join us for the second annual Candeo Dine & Shine, a dinner and auction, aiming to raise awareness and support for Iowans with cognitive disabilities. Tickets will include a signature cocktail hour with appetizers followed by a multi-course meal. Enjoy a live auction with items presented by proud Candeo clients. Come SHINE BRIGHT and help Candeo raise awareness for adults with disabilities!

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Dine & Shine: October 15, 2015

Join us for the launch of Candeo's first Dine & Shine, a fundraising fashion show event, aiming to raise awareness and support for Iowans with cognitive disabilities and their families. The Dine & Shine event will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Proof Restaurant in Des Moines. Tickets will include a signature cocktail hour with appetizers followed by a multi-course meal. Enjoy a live fashion show with auction items presented by proud Candeo clients. Come SHINE BRIGHT and help Candeo raise awareness for adults with disabilities! Tickets will cost $100 and will...

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Candeo Art of Independence Gala

Candeo would like to thank everyone who helped make the Candeo Art of Independence Gala on September 18th a success. Pictures and more to come soon!

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EXCITING ANNOUCEMENT!!

We are pleased to announce, on Sunday, September 23rd, The Des Moines Register is publishing “Iowa’s Top Workplaces” – a list of the best places to work in Iowa. We are delighted to let you know that Candeo has been named to the list. On Sunday, you will be able to see us named in a special section of The Des Moines Register. The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based upon feedback from an employee survey that many of our employees completed a few months ago. We had several responses to the survey, so thanks goes to all...

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Read all about it!

Key Issues and Information Read InfoNet - A resource of ID Action in partnership with Iowa's DD Council Issue No. 11 November 22, 2010 Fresh Start in 2011 The New Year is here, and with it comes big changes at the State Capitol. In 2011, we will have a new Governor and Lt. Governor, a new Secretary of State, three new Supreme Court justices, 29 new State Representatives and 9 new State Senators. Click here to read more. Meet the New Legislators One in four legislators will be new to the Iowa Legislature in 2011. With 25% of the Legislature...

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Creative Community Options (CCO) Becomes Candeo

Candeo (can DAY oh) is Latin, meaning “to grow, to shine, to grow brilliant.”

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